02 May 2020 – $20 million fund established to support online learning for tertiary students

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Education

Overview: Support for tertiary students to learn online
Full details here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/covid19-support-tertiary-students-learn-online

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, ministry commissioned a survey
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: A recent survey by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) shows at least 11,150 learners do not have the right devices to engage in distance learning and at least 11,350 learners do not have access to broadband internet at home.